Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Paperback)
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/01/2011
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A wonderfully big-hearted love story brimming with memorable characters, Simonson’s debut plots the course of Major Pettigrew’s burgeoning relationship with shopkeeper Mrs Ali in tender, gently funny prose.   

Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408809556
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A beautiful little love story ... told with skill and humour' * Alexander McCall Smith *
'A wise comedy of manners proves that loving well is the best revenge ... This delightful debut is as much a gently P.C. look at the British class system tucked inside a sly comedy of manners as it is a love story' * Oprah magazine *
'It's gentle and charming, but these words can't convey the slow-burning pleasure of this novel' * The Times *
'A charming, funny and absorbing debut' * Wendy Holden, Daily Mail *

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“Promising start, flat ending”

Set in a quaint English country village, this book begins in such a promising manner, charting the blossiming friendship of the Major and Mrs Ali. However, about three quarters of the way through, in an apparent bid... More

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“A gentle enjoyment”

The characterisation of the Major was well done as were the other English and American characters and it was enjoyable read but think the Asian characters were perhaps not as well defined and maybe that is because... More

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“Fantastic”

A hilarious and touching comedy of manners,as one man attempts to hold on to his values in the modern world. I loved it.

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